|FOREST PRODUCTS PUBLICATION SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION|
|As an agricultural exporter, you need timely; reliable information on changing consumer preferences, unique needs of foreign buyers, and the supply and demand situation in countries around the world. The Foreign Agricultural Service provides that information in its commodity publications.|
|In an effort to be more responsive to our customers, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) has teamed up with the National Technical Information Service (NTIS) to handle publications sales and subscriptions. All sales and subscriptions for FAS publications will be handled solely by NTIS. This sales effort has many advantages for our customers. You will be able to:|
|TO SUBSCRIBE OR ORDER PRINTED COPIES:|
|All five periodical circulars (First Quarter Trade Edition, Second Quarter Trade Edition, Third Quarter Trade Edition, Customs Districts Trade Edition, and the Annual Statistical Trade Edition) are available on-line at no cost. They may be downloaded from the Forest and Fishery Products Division website: www.fas.usda.gov/ffpd/forestcirculars.htm. Effective now, printed versions of four of the five periodical circulars will no longer be available. However, the Annual Statistical Trade Edition will still be printed and may be purchased from the National Technical Information Service. For subscription and pricing information, or to order individual publications call the National Technical Information Service at (703) 605-6000 or fax (703) 605-6900.|
|TO ACCESS FROM INTERNET:|
1. Telnet to: http://fedbbs.access.gpo.gov/fbbs001.htm. The Electronic Bulletin Board (EBB) is operated by the Department of Commerce in Washington, DC. You can reach it either by Telnet or by dialing in from a modem. The EBB offers more than 3,000 files of interest to an exporter with a special emphasis on current economics data and export leads and market research, including FAS attaché reports and circulars. Interested users are encouraged to log on the EBB as "Guest" to find out more about what the EBB has to offer. Subscriptions are $45 /year plus connect time of 5-40 cents a minute. For more information regarding the FAS web site, contact Lallie Leighton at: 202-720-2061 or at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dial in numbers are for modems set for no parity, 8 data bits and 1 stop: For 300-2400 bps: 202 482-3870 For 9600 bps: 202 482-2584 or 482-2167.
2. World Wide Web Stat - USA web site: www.stat-usa.gov: the website contains the National Trade Data Bank (NTDB), which is the U. S. Government's most comprehensive source of trade data. It is a trade library of more than 190,000 documents of information from more than 40 Federal sources. Topics include: FAS attaché reports and circulars, export opportunities by industry, country and product; hot to market guides; demographic, political and socio-economic conditions in hundreds of countries. The NTDB is available free of charge at many Commerce domestic offices and at nearly 1,000 Federal depository libraries. The cost is $24.95 for three months or $100 a year.
3. These wood products circulars can also be accessed through the Forest and Fishery Products Division's web site at http://www.fas.usda.gov/ffpd/forestcirculars.htm.
|TO ORDER THE NTDB CD-ROM:|
|The NTDB is also available on CD-ROM for a cost of $40 for a single monthly issue (two discs) and $360 per year. You can use the CD-ROM on any PC compatible with 640K of memory or a Macintosh that can run DOS programs.|
|TO ORDER, WRITE OR CALL:|
|U.S. Department of Commerce, Technology Administration, National Technical Information Service Springfield, VA 22161 (703) 605-6060 or (703) 605-6043 for hearing impaired only.|
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|Last modified: Friday, January 19, 2007|